It only took one listen to their demo for Rough Trade to dispatch an A&R man to sign these boys up and on the back of ‘I Told You Once’ it’s easy to see why. This band will be big. Listening to their latest EP it’s easy to see where those comparisons with The Drums come from, this is the sort of summery indie-pop that should do well at festivals for the next few years. Granted it may not feel entirely original after so many years of music made for the beach but it’s hard to deny that Howler do it better than most.
You can download a copy of ‘I Told You Once’ here and the band will be supporting The Vaccines at the Oxford O2 Academy on 29th November